Waste dumps in the water protection zone are being liquidated in the Kirov region

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Ministry of Natural Resources of Russia 30 March 2023 12:08

In the Kirov region, according to the federal project "Clean Country" of the national project "Ecology", work has begun on the elimination of a landfill of household waste in the city of Omutninsk. This oldest landfill in the region is located on the banks of the Kamenka and Omutnaya rivers, causing serious environmental damage to ecosystems. Waste disposal has been carried out here since 1953 without the installation of waterproofing and drainage systems. Despite the official closure of the landfill in 2001, its operation continued for another 10 years. It is planned to remove waste from the water protection zone and reclaim the land plot.

"This environmental project is of great social importance. In 2023, Omutninsk celebrates its 250th anniversary. The elimination of the landfill in the water protection zone will be a good gift to the residents of the city for the anniversary. The result will be felt by 22 thousand people. All activities should be completed according to plan next year," said the Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia Murad Kerimov.

During the liquidation of the landfill, more than 80 thousand cubic meters of waste will be removed, 3.5 hectares of land exposed to the negative effects of accumulated environmental damage will be restored.

Kirov region actively participates in the federal project "Clean Country". This year, work is being carried out at two more facilities - in the city of Malmyzh. One of them is also located in the water protection zone - in the zone of the rivers Zasora and Shoshma, where 2.2 thousand cubic meters of waste have accumulated on an area of 1.1 hectares. The second dump with an area of 4.7 hectares with a waste volume of more than 80 thousand cubic meters is located in the central part of the city. It is planned to complete both projects by the end of the year. Positive changes will affect seven thousand local residents who have been waiting for a solution to environmental problems for a long time.

In total, according to the results of the implementation of the federal project, six unauthorized landfills are planned to be removed in the region by 2024.